Military December 01, 2021

Military.com: Airmen Help with Repairs After Avalanche Delays Holiday Tradition in Alaska’s Largest City; ‘Smells Like Gasoline:’ Military Families in Hawaii Say They Are Being Sickened by Their Tap Water; How Japan Used Balloon Bombs to Kill Americans at Home During WWII; After Dad Died, I Cleaned Out the Garage. That’s When I Saw the Rusty Metal Box. And more ->
Task & Purpose: National Guard soldier missing for over a month has been found safe “We are relieved to hear today Spc. Michaela Nelson had been found.”; Military pilots explain why that footage of Army helos zipping over a crowded stadium is safer than it looks “As a helo pilot I get a nosebleed above 500 feet.”; You can actually buy MRE toilet paper, but why the hell would you? If it was between MRE toilet paper and sandpaper, I’d strongly consider using sandpaper. At least it won’t rip. And more ->
DoD: Face of Defense: From Army ‘Brat’ to Space Force Guardian and more ->




Military November 13, 2021

Military.com: The Top Killer of Soldiers, Army Vehicle Deaths Are Tied to Poor Training, Though Numbers Down; How You Can Help World of Tanks Provide Service Dogs for Vets; This ‘Golden Girls’ Actress Was Also a US Marine and more ->
Task & Purpose, The War Horse: America’s special operations force is facing an identity crisis America’s secret warriors—who cemented themselves as the nation’s “go-to” force—will need to find that balance in a world where the global order has changed. And more ->
DoD: Guard Partnership Program Adapts, Continues to Grow and more ->
My Base Guide, JBER: History of the Military in Alaska




Military December 02, 2018

By Jeff Schogol: 5th Fleet Commander Found Dead In Bahrain Home
By Geoff Spillane: 100-year-old Bugler Albert Madden Laid to Rest in Massachusetts
Madden, 100, a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, died at his Hyannis home on Nov. 25.
By Catherine Rentz: Army Sergeant Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Wife Stationed at Fort Meade
A federal judge in Baltimore sentenced Army Sgt. Maliek Kearney to life without parole Friday for killing his wife, who was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Kearney also was sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison for the use of a firearm in commission of a crime. He will be required to pay about $490,000 in restitution to the couple’s daughter and his late wife’s mother.
By Amy Bushatz: On Alaska Base, Clean-Up Starts After 7.0 Earthquake
By Oriana Pawlyk: ‘Mr. Putin Is a Slow Learner.’ Mattis Blasts Russia Aggression, Meddling
Remarks by Secretary Mattis on National Defense Strategy Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis; John Heubusch, Executive Director of Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute; Bret Baier, Fox News Anchor
By Tom Roeder: Colorado Springs Guard Troops Honored Among World’s Best Snipers
Part-time soldiers Staff Sgt. Micah Fulmer and Spc. Tristan Ivkov of the Colorado National Guard beat most teams from around the globe to take second place this fall at the 18th annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

They took on full-time experts from Navy SEALs to Israeli commandos, falling only to a crack team from the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. Not bad for two guys with civilian jobs.
Dunford Speaks at Commissioning of USS Thomas Hudner

Military September 03, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Miller Takes Over NATO, U.S. Commands in Afghanistan
By Richard Sisk: Insider Attack Kills Service Member as New US Commander Takes Over
Fox News Petraeus: US Has ‘Sacred Obligation’ to Help Burn-Pit Veterans
Photos By Alejandro Pena DoD News, Defense Media Activity: JBER Air Force Firefighters Train to Battle Aircraft Fires

Military May 31, 2018

By Beth Verge: Arrival of 4-25 soldiers highlighted by reunions, uncasing of colors
By Joe Vigil: Local WWII vet celebrates 99th birthday
By Matt Hickman: The Chosin Few Palmer Marine, president of most exclusive club, shares horrors, honors of famous battle
Photos By Army multiple military photographers DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S. Soldiers Observe Memorial Day in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Photo Essay Photos By Air Force Lan Kim DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Airmen Provide Aeromedical Evacuation Support to Patients
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz 386th Air Expeditionary Wing: Air Force Maintainers Play Critical Role in Operation Inherent Resolve
By Sarah E. Marshall Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Face of Defense: Former Recording Artist Pursues Career as Military Doctor
By Joshua Ford U.S. Army North: Maple Resolve Exercise Strengthens Bond between U.S., Canadian Forces
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan Shows Results, Nicholson Says

Military May 19, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Trump, NATO Secretary General Discuss Alliance at White House Meeting
By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard: Face of Defense: Airman Draws Inspiration From Vietnam Veteran
&By Noreen Costello, Defense Information Systems Agency: Information Technology Initiatives Must be Tied to DoD’s Mission, Official Says nbsp;
By Sierra Jones, Office of Naval Research: Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award
Alaska Blast
By Katie Lange: NASCAR Driver Learns the Ropes of Coast Guard Life

By Elizabeth Werth: The WWI Ambulance Driver Who Dominated Banked Race Tracks

Gwenda Mary Hawkes (née Glubb, previously Janson and Stewart; 1 June 1894 – 27 May 1990)[2] was notable as an ambulance driver in World War I and later as a motor racing driver and speed record holder.



Military May 07, 2018

By Katie Lange: #OTD: WWII Army General Earns MoH, ‘Hero of Bataan’ Distinction
By Bill Roth: Photos: Paratroopers returning from Afghanistan reunite with family at JBER
By Associated Press: Army recognizes kid-on-kid sex assault cases at Alaska bases
By Justin Pritchard and Reese Dunklin: Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

Military February 08, 2018

By Blake Essig: Operation Afghanistan: Interpreters risk their own lives for a better oneIt took Ansari about two and a half years to learn to read, write and speak English. He says with no native speakers to teach the proper pronunciation of words, he learned by watching movies and translating books from English to Dari.

Most of the interpreters working for the U.S. military are on two-year contracts, earning between $300 and $900 a month. Upon completion of their contract, linguists are able to apply for a Special Immigrant Visa, a program which allows up to 50 people annually, who have worked for the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan or Iraq, to be issued a visa to enter the United States.
By Blake Essig Operation Afghanistan: Soldier puts musical dreams on hold to answer call to dutyBy Scott Gross: Can Alaska properly respond to a catastrophic emergency?
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S.-Thai Leaders Reaffirm Military-to-Military Relationship
By Army Spc. Noelle E. Wiehe, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade: Face of Defense: Combat Medic Looks Forward to First Deployment
By Shireen Bedi, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General: Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes
Timeline: Sophie Scholl was beheaded at 21 for standing up to the Nazis
Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.[1][2]

She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU) with her brother, Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been extensively commemorated for her anti-Nazi resistance work.
By David Tracy: Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza, General Patton’s Driver During World War II, Has Died At Age 99
The article states that, according to Sanza’s son, Nick, Francis didn’t talk about the war until he was in his ’70s. By then, he had married a woman who had helped build battleships and submarines during the war, and then settled in Napa, had children, and spent time working in an ammunition depot. In 1959, he became a beer distribution driver for Olympia Beer, and later a supervisor in 1975.

Military February 07, 2018

By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Shanahan: National Defense Strategy Reflects DoD’s ‘Will to Win’
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD

General Paul J. Selva Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Visits With Australian Chief of Defense, Moves on to Thailand

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Operation Punch Bowl
Operation Afghanistan: Finding a suit at the bazaar
Blake Essig finds out how easy it can be to find a suit on short notice in Afghanistan at the bazaar on Tactical Base Gamberi.

Military January 12, 2018

By Air Force Master Sgt. Mike Smith, Air National Guard Training and Education Center: Face of Defense: Video Highlights Airman’s ‘Interesting’ Resilience
By Air Force Capt. Roderick Bersamina 129th Rescue Wing: Air National Guard Supports California Mudslide Rescue Efforts
By Air Force Senior Airman Curtis Beach Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: Logistics Airmen in Alaska Keep Aircraft Airborne
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chief of Naval Operations Stresses Leader Responsibility
By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Here’s When Military, DoD 2017 Tax Forms Will Be Available

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Human Trafficking Has No Place in DoD, Pentagon Official Says